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Farmers incur losses worth crores

DNMUM425747 | 11/8/2018 | Author : Ishfaq-ul-Hassan | WC :306 | Business & Economy

Snowed under: Unseasonal weather damages acres of land

Srinagar: The farmers of Kashmir incurred losses of over Rs 500 crore, as nearly 53,000 hectare of horticultural and 9,000 hectare of agricultural crops were severely damaged by the untimely snowfall.
Worried by the massive losses, the Jammu and Kashmir government wrote to the Centre seeking immediate assistance to provide relief to the farmers.
“As per the preliminary assessment done by the state government’s field agencies, nearly 53000 hectare of horticultural and 9000 hectare of agricultural crops have been severely damaged and the tentative losses are estimated at over Rs 500 crore,” said BVR Subrahmanyam, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary.
Unprecedented snowfall on November 3 and 4 caused colossal damage to apple
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